Busy weekend ahead (Mrs Book's birthday), but I did just want to mention two recent additions to company that I have been enjoying mightily: 3 Quarks Daily ("An Eclectic Digest of Science, Art and Literature") and The Beiderbecke Affair ("things literary • bix beiderbecke • korea • everything else").

3 Quarks Daily is a "filter blog" presenting "interesting items from around the web on a daily basis, in the areas of science, design, literature [Australian poet Peter Nicholson writes their Poetry and Culture column], current affairs, art, and anything else we deem inherently fascinating" (for me, the science news is the thing as I don't get that from anywhere else - Early Man Was Hunted by Birds anyone!?). You probably know it, but I'm fairly new to it, so I thought I'd share.

The Beiderbecke Affair is Brendan Wolfe's blog which "concerns itself with things literary while also indulging its proprietor's rather unrelated interests in the early jazz musician Bix Beiderbecke and Korean culture, history, and politics." It does the literary round-up things we know well enough from plenty of other blogs, but it does it very well, with a nice tone.

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